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Brainteaser Physics: Challenging Physics Puzzlers
     

Brainteaser Physics: Challenging Physics Puzzlers

by Göran Grimvall
 

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Does a glass of ice water filled to the brim overflow when the ice melts? Does the energy inside a sauna increase when you heat it up? What's the best way to cool your coffee—adding the creamer first or last?

These and other challenging puzzlers provide a fresh—and fun—approach to learning real physics. Presenting both classic and new problems,

Overview

Does a glass of ice water filled to the brim overflow when the ice melts? Does the energy inside a sauna increase when you heat it up? What's the best way to cool your coffee—adding the creamer first or last?

These and other challenging puzzlers provide a fresh—and fun—approach to learning real physics. Presenting both classic and new problems, Brainteaser Physics challenges readers to use imagination and basic physics principles to find the answers. Göran Grimvall provides detailed and accessible explanations of the solutions, sometimes correcting the standard explanations, sometimes putting a new twist on them. He provides diagrams and equations where appropriate and ends each problem by discussing a specific concept or offering an extra challenge.

With Brainteaser Physics, students and veteran physicists alike can sharpen their critical and creative thinking—and have fun at the same time.

Editorial Reviews

About.com
"I highly recommend this book."

Midwest Book Review
"Provides a fun, casual approach to learning the science of physics... Perfect for high school or general-interest collections seeking reinforcements to physics principles."

Choice
"A good mix of problem types... Highly recommended. General readers; lower- and upper-division undergraduates."

Physics Teacher - Alan J. DeWeerd
"Instructors could use Brainteaser Physics in a variety of ways... The book is also recommended just because it is entertaining to read."

Australian Physics
"I found it hard to put down... A useful resource for Physics teachers and lecturers. The puzzles are interesting, and the explanations and mathematics very clear."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801885129
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
01/19/2007
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,002,271
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Göran Grimvall is a professor of physics and the director of undergraduate studies at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and has published several popular science books.

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